Water efficiency

Water efficiency

Water is very precious resource. It’s important for the environment and it helps to keep us healthy.

Because it’s so precious, it’s really important that we all do our bit to save water. Every drop really does count! You can help save water by making small changes to the way you use it, like turning the tap off when you brush your teeth.

If you’d like to learn more about other ways you can save water, we know just the kids who can help!

Our Super Splash Heroes - Amira, Max, Jada and Isaac - are ultimate water saving champions.

Amira, Max, Jada and Isaac are just kids like you who became Super Splash Heroes by learning every trick in the book and saving water in every way they could. The Heroes quickly formed themselves into a group when they realised that saving water is important to keeping our environmental and people of the world nice and healthy.

Vital water

Water is vital for all life. You would survive for less than a week without water. Water is the most natural, healthy thing we can drink, our bodies are 70% water and our brains are 78% water, so it is important to drink water to keep our minds and bodies active.

Wasting water

Every one of us in the north east uses on average 150 litres of water per day. We take water for granted as we have taps to get it straight into our homes and toilets and drains to take it away again after we have used it.

We waste water all the time when:
• We leave the tap running when we brush our teeth we waste 13 litres per person per day - enough to fill a bucket!
• We let the tap run while we are waiting for the hot water to come through.
• We have really long showers.
• We leave taps running or dripping.
• We wash things under a running tap.
• We water our gardens using a sprinkler or when it is sunny.
And in lots more ways.

Wasting energy and chemicals

The more water we use, the more natural resources, chemicals and energy are used to treat and deliver it to us, and to treat it once we have finished with it to make it safe to return to the environment.

Do your bit
• Turn the tap off when you brush your teeth.
• Spend one minute less in the shower. 
• Have a shower instead of a bath.
• Put a Save-a-flush in the toilet cistern.
• Use a bowl to rinse your recycling and clean your vegetables, instead of running tap.
• Get a water butt to water the garden.
• Only put the washing machine or dishwasher on when you have a full load.

Saving water makes sense

You could save money if you install a meter, your water bill will reduce if you use less water. Protect the environment - there are direct environmental benefits such as energy and chemicals saved, reduced water treatment and less pollution leading to global warming. Expensive new water abstraction or reservoirs can be avoided or delayed and rivers and wetlands can be improved protecting habitats and biodiversity.

Water waste

In one day, each of us can flush away more water than some people in the developing world would get in a week. If we also use the toilet to dispose of anything that doesn’t come out of us naturally or toilet roll i.e. if we use the toilet instead of a bin, then we waste even more.

Water is precious, use it, don’t waste it!

Downloadable content

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    Super Splash! Heroes

    How to be a Super Splash Hero.


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    Super Splash! Heroes

    Join the squad saving water every day! Tips to beat the drip!


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    Mission objective: to save precious water

    Reward chart - Super Splash Heroes save water every day!


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    Make your own super hero mask!

    Every Super Splash Hero needs a mask to wear while saving water. Make your own.


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    Super Splash Heroes Certificate

    For helping Northumbrian Water keep our people and environment nice and healthy.


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    Why do we need to save water?

    Resource sheets 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.


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    Saving water with Super Splash Heroes

    Activity 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.


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    The Water Cycle resource pack

    The principles behind the water cycle.


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    Water Cycle resource sheets

    Resource sheets 3, 4 and 5.


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    The Water Cycle

    Colouring sheet.


Every drop counts


Play the ′Every Drop Counts′ game to see how water efficient you are! Find out more

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